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Jim Belushi Takes the Stage at CannaCon OKC

Jim Belushi is so much more than just a comedian and actor. He is also a strong supporter of the cannabis industry and has recently embraced the industry even further with his own cannabis business. Now, he is combining his love for the cannabis industry with his experience in entertainment through his new show, Growing Belushi. Jim recently made an…

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What Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Laws are Changing?

May was a merry, merry month for Minnesota’s card-carrying medical cannabis patients aged 21 and older, as the approval of smokable flower passed into law as part of a larger health bill. Although the Minnesota medical cannabis law change will most likely not go into effect for seven months, it is welcomed as an option that is more affordable and…

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Drug Possession in Washington is a Crime…Again

It’s been a long, confusing ride for drug decriminalization in Washington state. And that’s just in 2021! Beginning in February the Washington State Supreme Court made a landmark 5-4 ruling declaring that the state’s current drug laws were unconstitutional, which meant that law enforcement officers would no longer arrest or prosecute strictly for simple drug possession in the state of…

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When Will Cannabis Be Legal in Texas?

Legislation in the Lone Star State is many things but swift to update Texas cannabis laws is not one of those descriptions. Widely pinpointed as the originating spot of cannabis prohibition in the United States, El Paso, Texas saw this movement begin in 1915 as a government-led exertion of social control over immigrant workers from Mexico, who had brought across…

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Organic Standards Progress Report

In 2020, we reported on states that were establishing organic standards for cannabis production. These cannabis standards help ensure clean, tested cannabis and can also help mitigate the risks that come with a growing (and sometimes unregulated) cannabis production industry. The standards are still not widespread, but the movement is growing. While states like Washington and California were previously working…

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Meeting Michigan Growers at CannaCon Detroit, 2021

Three Secrets that Every Commercial Grower Should Know

1) Don’t Be Fooled: High Wattage Lighting We have all seen advertisements from LED Lighting Manufacturers boasting about their high wattage fixtures or high light output fixtures. They advise growers to hang the light further away to “increase the canopy area” and get the job done with fewer fixtures. These recommendations are reflective of an outdated and inefficient approach, and…

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CannaCon is Coming to Chicago … Here’s What to Know!

Chicago is beautiful in the summer – to stroll along the Lakefront Trail while chowing down on a delicious Italian beef sandwich is one of many divine experiences. Located in a cannabis-friendly state, Chicago residents and visitors alike can always discover something new in this vibrant place. This year, there is even more reason to engage with the Windy City:…

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Nevada Consumption Lounges are Coming!

Nevada has been working toward better cannabis consumption opportunities for both residents and visitors. In a state that currently enjoys revenue from both major tourism as well as cannabis sources, there are very few safe and legal options for tourists to consume cannabis. This is a major negative draw to the tourism and cannabis industries in the state. Nevada cannabis…

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Colorado is Issuing New Cannabis Licenses

For those looking to break into the market with a new Colorado cannabis license, Denver is welcoming entrepreneurs for the first time since 2016. Recently, city officials from the Department of Excise and Licenses announced the acceptance of licenses for new cannabis businesses. New applicants will still be required to follow all proximity restrictions, which require a distance of at…

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